So why are we so quick to trust ‘social media influencers’? I’m not saying I’m against this form of advertising. I’m all for it but I do believe it is important to be selective with the influencers we trust. There are many people that exploit the social media platform and give social influencers a bad name. Scrolling down Instagram all you see is ad after ad and it is becoming more difficult to distinguish them. Although Instagram is taking measures, meaning people must state if their post is a sponsorship. This is a step in the right direction.
After having a conversation a few weeks ago with a friend of mine, I was left questioning why we are so conscious of the way we look. I always find it difficult to walk into a room of people because I’m afraid that I’ll draw attention to myself. It always makes me feel so exposed and vulnerable and it’s not because I’m worried about the reason why we are there, but because I’m worried about what people are going to say about me or my appearance. My focus is in the wrong place and it’s because I’m such a harsh critic of myself. I tried to find an article about it, but I couldn’t, so I thought I would write it myself.